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By David Pan 

Kamiak graduate headed to Winter Olympics

Sean Beighton is the coach of the U.S. men's and mixed doubles curling teams


Last updated 1/19/2022 at 1:39pm

Photo courtesy of Bob Weder/USA Curling

Sean Beighton (back center) is the coach of Team Shuster, the defending Olympic Gold Medalist men's curling team – John Landsteiner, Matt Hamilton, Chris Plys, and John Shuster. Team Shuster took first place in the U.S. Olympic Trials and will be competing in the Winter Olympics.

Sean Beighton thought he had closed a chapter of his life when he retired from the sport of curling in June 2019.

Through hard work and perseverance, the 2007 Kamiak graduate made quite a name for himself in the sport – he won the U.S. Junior National Championship in 2010 and the U.S. Men's National Championship in 2013, was named to the U.S. National team from 2014-2019, and competed in the U.S. Olympic trials in 2013 and 2017.

Beighton hoped to qualify for the Winter Olympics one day, but it didn't happen.

Instead a lack of funding for the sport and the continued prospect of having to b...

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